the demon's lexicon summary

There's the love of brothers and dysfunctional families, crazy fights with swords and knives and guns, and hilarious dialogue that pops up and surprises you. I didn't think I was getting the whole picture. So this book was not what I expected. Am I the only one who thinks that all the hype about Sarah Rees Brennan as a real novelist is just that - hype?

I’ve enjoyed everything she has ever put up on her lj which I’ve been reading for years now! Nick Ryves and his crippled older brother, Alan, have been running from magicians their whole lives. Nick is reluctant to have anything to do with saving the boy until Alan is also marked, making Nick desperate for magician's blood which is the only thing that can erase a demon's mark.
To see what your friends thought of this book. (I had half a mind to suggest to him that we both go our separate ways except for the inclination that he would probably have said it to me first…) And then we found each other, Nick and I, and though we were both cross, there was the matter of good-natured Ala. I honestly think that this book was not written for the YA market, but it ended up as one because of the younger aged characters. The Demon’s Lexicon tells the story of 16-year-old half-orphan Nick who is on the run from a circle of evil magicians. Fans of dark fantasy with demons, brother theme, Wow. She doesn’t want to see him or talk to him and so she hides out in her room basically 24/7. Nick doesn't want to help them, but Alan thinks they should—their father would have wanted them to. The word Demon itself, to me, is owned by Jonathan Stroud and Cassandra Clare. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. That's a hard-earned three stars, there. !...am i the only one who sees this?? Either something bad happens or it doesn't: If it doesn't, you've wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you've wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”, “Some magicians are rich, some are famous, some are stupidly good-looking.

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. That is to say, the book came back from a deficit. Barnes & Noble. Hmmm. The Demon's Lexicon is a 2009 novel by the Irish author Sarah Rees Brennan.It was published worldwide by Simon & Schuster on June 1, 2009. Young adult urban fantasy with teenaged brothers running from evil magicians and demons. The scenario facing the main characters is at first very, very similar to some others I know and love (namely Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural), only this book is set in England and there are occasionally swords. You know the saying: There's no time like the present...unless you're looking for a distraction from the current moment. It is insanely enthralling. I felt as though the author might have been asked to edit some parts out to make it more 'suitable' for younger readers, and I felt that initially.

As CS Lewis has expressed, I think that a good children's book is one that an older person will love just as much, so I don't really agree with writing books 'younger' to make them fit into the YA genre. And it isn't regular people turning to satanic ritual but people born this way, as evil magicians willing to sacrifice human life. i have never read this book and to be honest the only reason i cliked on it was because the guy on the cover looks just like clark kent from smallville! . When a brother and sister, Jamie and Mare, come to the Ryves brothers for help, Alan is dead set on taking them in, des. Mae explains that she and her brother have come to Nick and Alan for help because she heard they were the go-to people for. That was fine at first, but I'm so far in the minority, and I'm having so much trouble understanding the positive reviews that I think I'm going to have to write that one-star review, just to get my thoughts together. Alan and Nick know that the bird attack was orchestrated by magicians who have been chasing them for years, and they also know that it means they need to move. so I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting but... wow I loved this it was amazing? I wasn't sure at first, because the writing seemed as though a lot had been cut out initially. Alan is Nick’s partner in demon slaying and the only person he trusts in the world. We’d love your help. During the aftermath, Mae and Jamie, two kids from school that the boys know slightly, show up asking for help with their own terrible problem--Jamie has been marked for death by a demon, and they have nowhere else to turn. Nick brings them inside (at sword point) and then recognizes them from school. See all 7 questions about The Demon's Lexicon…, Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, Escape the Present with These 24 Historical Romances. The main characters were fine, but all other secondary and tertiary characters were so badly drawn as to be characitures of themselves, place holders for the final product the author clearly meant them to be. I'm a sucker for siblings, I guess. The Demon's Lexicon was published worldwide on June 1, 2009. (I thought the cover was a bit silly) Instead I found myself dropping everything else in order to finish it. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Plot introduction. They get this power from sacrificing innocent people as hosts for demons, who have unimaginable abilities. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill. by Margaret K. McElderry Books. [ I can't believe in the middle of the book, the author had dropped SO MANY hints to point out Nick is a demon---or at least a demon who possesses a human body. It is the first in The Demon trilogy, the others being The Demon's Covenant (2010) and The Demon's Surrender (2011). She resents him and makes it perfectly clear that she has absolutely no love for him. I like this book, but I think I'm prejudiced. I'm not sure I liked Brennan's world of magicians so obsessed with power they barter the lives of innocent victims with demons in exchange for magical powers. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Indiebound. The story follows two brothers with a sordid past, Nick and Alan Ryves, who fight demons and monsters. And it isn't regular people turning to satanic ritual but people born this way, as evil magicians willing to sacrifice human life. My theory has yet to be debunked. The Ryves brothers, Nick and Alan, are hanging in their kitchen when "an unkindness of ravens" bursts in through the window. The riveting opening scene starts off with two boys bantering in a kitchen until they're suddenly interrupted by an attack.

By entering your email address you agree to receive emails from Shmoop and verify that you are over the age of 13. Nick goes to investigate and finds a girl (Mae, age seventeen) and her younger brother (Jamie, age sixteen) lurking below what used to be the Ryveses' kitchen window. The Ryves brothers, Nick and Alan, are hanging in their kitchen when they are attacked by a bunch of ravens that crash through the window. Someone has sent a magical flock of ravens to destroy their home, and Nick and his brother Alan manage to ward them off in an exciting, action-packed scene. I lived in utter terror that this wouldn't be as awesome as I wanted it to be, because I am paranoid that way. First, the writing was so godawfully bad in parts it made the whole thing a struggle to get through. Even the main character, Nick, was about as grouchy about starring in the story as I was reading it. As CS Lewis has expressed, I think that a, Wow. She’s a gifted storyteller who does brilliantly amazing things as far as characterization is concerned. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Demon%27s_Lexicon&oldid=976833285, Articles lacking sources from August 2011, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 September 2020, at 09:11. Even the main character, Nick, was about as grouchy about starring in the story as I was reading it. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to work their magic. The word Demon itself, to me, is owned by Jonathan Stroud and Cassandra Clare. It isn’t the strongest in terms of world building, but it definitely is full of suspense, surprising twists and engaging characters. Nick’s family has been on the run from magicians his whole life. Well.. Magicians are humans who can control limited amounts power. It was published worldwide by Simon & Schuster on June 1, 2009. I waited for this book to come out for at least a year, and when I finally got it (tonight!) Nick chastises her for this, saying that if you have magical powers, they never leave you. His father is dead, and his insane mother hates him—she starts screaming if he touches her. But I never had this much trouble to keep reading something that's interesting. They get this power from sacrificing innocent people as hosts for demons, who have unimaginable abilities. After Nick’s protective older brother is marked with a demon … Now Nick must go after the very thing he was trying to evade, uncovering deep-rooted lies and family deceptions along the way. Start by marking “The Demon's Lexicon” as Want to Read: Error rating book. (. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I figured out the twist about halfway through. Instead it was just meh. Amazon. It was a tough world to set up and I wasn't always satisfied with the explanations. The magicians want a charm that Nick’s mother stole—and they want it badly enough to kill.

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